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What Is Gain Staging?: an Audio Producer’s Guide

Gain staging is creates clarity in any recording process. Quality recording and mixing is commonplace and expected. When this process is not done correctly, a listener notices. The final product should have clearly defined tracks that blend together well without distortion. For this reason, this process cannot be overstated. One piece of this is quite …

The Four Basic Types of Microphones Found in the Recording Studio

The microphone is a vital part of every recording studio, from modest home setups to state-of-the-art professional studios. However, not every mic has their own qualities and best uses. There are four basic types that audio engineers rely on that ensures the right sound is delivered for any audio project. #1 The Condenser Microphone Condenser …

Copyrights vs Patents in the Music Industry

Copyrights and patents are a major part of the music industry which involves the entire process of creating and recording music. The process of creating and recording music has many pieces. These forms of intellectual property are easily confused, and some audio recording professionals that are under the impression that they are the same. There are …

Audio Channels in Digital Music Production

Digital music production is an intricate process. There are many things to account for, which includes the audio signal. This process includes how digital audio passes through audio channels. Even more, it’s important that an audio engineer or producer understands the best quality audio for their session. So what exactly are audio channels, and what’s …

The Basics of Setting Up Equalizers for Live Sound

A live performances requires a lot for the sound quality to be crisp and pristine. This is the primary responsibility of the sound technicians at concerts or events. Part of that includes running the sound board, so a live sound engineer must have a keen mastery of the different functions including the equalizers. Having in-depth …

How Audio Producers and Engineers Work With A&R Representatives

One of the more popularized roles within the music industry is that of the A&R executive. The term “A&R” stands for Artists and Repertoire, which is the division of a record label that is responsible for both the scouting of talent and the commercial and artistic development of recording artists. Furthermore, the A&R representative helps …

The Importance of Copyright Law for Music Publishers

Knowing the importance of copyright law in the creative arts is more important than ever before. Even then, copyrights can cause many headaches for those within the entertainment industry. Why is this? Copyright laws help to govern music, images and ideas. Additionally, some confusion arises due to those who complicate and cheat musicians out of …

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